RT Video/DVD DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 449259734 LA English or Spanish dialogue; optional English or Spanish subtitles; Closed-captioned; optional audio descriptions for the visually impaired. T1 The national parks : America's best idea. Episode three, Episode three, A1 Duncan, Dayton., Burns, Ken,, Coyote, Peter., Ewers, Erik., Waterston, Sam., Arkin, Adam., Carmody, Trina., Guyer, Murphy., Jacobi, Derek., Lucas, Josh., Stetson, Lee., Bosco, Philip., Conway, Kevin., Hanks, Tom., Lithgow, John,, Scott, Campbell., Trudell, John., Florentine Films., WETA-TV (Television station : Washington, D.C.), Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.), PBS Home Video., PBS Distribution (Firm), National Parks Film Project, LLC. (Firm), PB PBS Home Video : Distributed by PBS Distribution PP [Arlington, Va.] YR 2009 SN 9781415749517 1415749515 AB In the early 20th century, America has a dozen national parks, but they are a haphazard patchwork of special places under the supervision of different federal agencies. The conservation movement, after failing to stop the Hetch Hetchy dam, pushes the government to establish one unified agency to oversee all the parks, leading to the establishment of the National Park Service in 1916. Its first director, Stephen Mather, a wealthy businessman and passionate park advocate who fought vigorously to establish the NPS, launches an energetic campaign to expand the national park system and bring more visitors to the parks. Among his efforts is to protect the Grand Canyon from encroaching commercial interests and establish it as a national park, rather than a national monument.